It was a game that both teams gave everything they had and after 9 innings, the Galion baseball team won the game 3-2 Thursday evening.
“That was one the games that you hate for anyone to lose, but we did the little things in that last inning to get the win,” Galion head coach Phil Jackson said.
Margaretta got on the board first by scoring a run in the second inning.
Galion got on the board in the third inning when Tyler Castline hit his second single of the game and then scored on a triple by Josh Eckert. Garrett Kuns hit a single that scored Eckert and the inning ended with Galion on top 2-1.
In the fifth inning, Margaretta scored their second run on a Galion bad throw to first base to even the score up 2-2.
Both teams remained scoreless for the rest of the regular game.
“It was a pitcher’s battle with not many hits,” Jackson said.
Galion pitchers of Garrett Kuns and Matt Hardy gave up only 3 Margaretta hits for the entire game with Hardy getting the win.
The ninth inning was when Galion decided to take the victory.
With two outs, Will Donahue hit a single and a Margaretta bad throw to first moved him to second base. That brought up Tyler Castline who hit the pitch over the second baseman’s head. That hit scored Donahue from second base and give the Tigers the win and the right to move on in the tournament.
Tyler Castline was the big hitter in the game going 4 for 5 at bats with 4 singles and scoring a run.
“I knew the pitcher was going to throw a pitch out but it was a little inside and with two strikes you have to protect so I hit the ball over the second baseman and it worked,” Castline said in reference to the winning hit.
Jackson summed up the nine-inning battle by saying, “All in all that was two teams that really wanted the win for the game.”
Galion moves on to Madison High School to play Milan Edison Thursday May 19 at 2 p.m.
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